The Chuseok 9-day break has given me lots of extra time to clown around with my video camera and shiny new guitar. It sounds pretty horrible, but I had a lot of fun practicing the piece and putting the video together:
Oops, I almost let June pass by without a listening diary, but some unexpected free time late at night on June 22 sees me beginning this post as I cast my mind back and try to remember what I've been listening to these past few weeks.
To mark the end of Lost and Michael Giacchino's brilliant musical score, I put together this video featuring some of my favorite Lost musical moments:
May 1 - 5: I began May with something of a change in pace. Instead of the orchestral strains of film scores, it was the the wild strains of Steve Vai's magical guitar that filled my ears as I explored his latest live CD, Where The Other Wild Things Are:
OOps, on April 15 I accidentally deleted the original April Listening Diary post. I'll have to post what I can from memory. Funny, this is only the third month I have kept a listening diary, but the loss of the details troubles me greatly. Memo to self: Be more careful when deleting spammers and their posts. Bad spammers!
Sunday, March 7: I'm a little behind so let me go back in time a few days and start from there: On March 4 I listened to Brian Tyler's The Killing Room for the first time all the way through (while riding my exercise bike) and I was quite impressed with it. Especially the string arpeggio motive that pops up in a few of the tracks. That's one score I definitely need to get to know better.
Monday, February 1: It was a John Williams day in my apartment as his newly released score for the 1976 terrorism thriller Black Sunday graced my ears for the first time. I was already familiar with the main themes of the score from the suit rerecorded by Silva Screen Records, but this was my first time to hear the man himself conducting it. As much as I love the the previously available suite, there's nothing like hearing Williams conducting Williams. I also listened to his Amazing Stories score for the pilot episode "The Mission."